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Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30 Speech

Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Swahili with Pimsleur Language Programs

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The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Pimsleur's Swahili teaches Standard Swahili as spoken in and around Nairobi, Kenya. This new Swahili 30-unit course replaces our original Compact Swahili 10-unit course with new and expanded vocabulary, scenarios, grammar and structures. Swahili Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.
In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking/giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking/giving directions, and more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.

In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items.

In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.

Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 and provide you with an introduction to reading Swahili. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. In addition, combined Reading Lessons from all the units are included at the end. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Simon & Schuster (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)

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    Where does Swahili Phase 1, Units 1-30 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Currently on Lesson 10 (of 30). Living in East Africa has given me ample opportunity to utilize the lessons learned. Locals often complement me on my accurate pronunciation (thanks to Pimsleur). Unfortunately, they could only complement me the words and phrases I have already learned. Now to finish the course and see how well I can function in the language.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Variety of phrases for practicing. Realism of dialogue.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Accurate pronunciation


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No -- it's educational not entertainment.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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